Mike Devine Chairs A3 Permanent Magnet Division

Elmhurst, IL (September 2022) — Adams Magnetic Products, LLC. Senior Applications Engineer, Mike Devine, will mark his fourth quarter as Chair of the Association for Advancing Automation’s (A3) Permanent Magnet Division with the release of the group’s Permanent Magnet Materials Guide and Reference and the promise of a Certified Magnetic Professional program.

Devine took the helm of the Permanent Magnet Division in January, upon conclusion of his term as Secretary of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International’s A06 Committee on Magnetic Materials. The A3 Permanent Magnet Division aims to increase the understanding, promotion, and effective use of magnetic materials, assemblies, and systems for the benefit of the Permanent Magnet Division members and all users of permanent magnet products.

As Chair, Devine has overseen a long-awaited update to the group’s Permanent Magnet Guide and Reference, a supplemental guideline to the Standard Specification for Permanent Magnet Materials. The guide is a bridge between unit property data and a permanent magnet component having a specific size and geometry in order to establish a magnetic field in a given magnetic circuit environment. The book is in the final stages of production and will be released later this year.

Devine is also championing a Certified Magnetic Professional program designed to increase visibility and help develop a workforce for magnetics. Similar to other A3 certifications, the credential will last five years and provide continuing education units for magnet professionals, in addition to providing a way for professionals to differentiate themselves in the industry, showcase their technical proficiency, and strengthen their educational portfolios.

Says Devine, “It’s an honor to work side by side with some of the brightest minds in the industry to create the programs and resources necessary to both elevate awareness and enable exponential innovation.”

Devine has been a valued member of the Adams Magnetic Products, LLC. team since 2017 and part of the magnetics industry for 30 years. In that time, he has designed thousands of of magnet solutions including for the rovers on Mars, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and several lifesaving medical products. Devine holds a master’s degree in Materials Science Engineering from Iowa State University.

To learn more about the A3 Permanent Magnet Division, visit https://www.automate.org/a3-content/permanent-magnet-division. Visit https://www.automate.org/a3-content/permanent-magnet-division-publications to download the group’s free resources and https://www.automate.org/a3-content/permanent-magnet-division-glossary for a complete glossary of magnet terms.



Established in 1950, Adams Magnetic Products, LLC. sets the standard for designing and manufacturing innovative magnetic products and assemblies. One of the oldest U.S. companies in the industry, its staff draws from a depth of engineering, fabricating, coating, testing, sourcing, handling, and distributing expertise managing inventory and delivery to coincide with customers’ production cycles and schedules. Adams stocks a large variety and quantity of the most popular neodymiumsamarium-cobaltalnicoceramic magnetsmagnetic assemblies and other magnetic products, and has the capabilities to produce magnets of virtually any shape and size. Adams is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and ITAR Registered.

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